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claymont, delaware, apartment building is gone wiped away by an inferno overnight. firefighters scrambled to get everyone out alive, their homes and everything they own gone in the heart of the holiday season. katherine scott is live near the ruins, the harbor house apartments on harbor drive, katherine. >> reporter: and eva, we did just receive welcomes that one person has died in the overnight fire at least one person was taken to the hospital, but we don't know the extent of their
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injuries, you can see firefighters remain on the scene here in claymont after a long night balloting this blaze. there are 24 -- battling this blaze. there are 24 apartments affected in the complex. you can see that the flames were just whipping throt homes overnight. -- through the homes overnight. firefighters rescued a person from their apartment. the fire started at 2:30 a.m. at the harbor house apartment complex on harbor drive in claymont. when firefighters got here they were met with heavy flames shooting from the roof of the three story apartment buildings. firefighters attacked the blaze and worked to get the flames under control. the cause is under investigation. at this point, again we know there are 24 units, but there's no word on how many people have been displaced in the fire. we did receive word that one person has died and at least one person is injured this morning, the fire marshal is on scene as
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the investigation continues and of course we'll continue to bring you updates as we get them, we're live in claymont, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> 6abc is the place to turn to for updates on this big fire in claymont, delaware and all the day's news. the smart design fills tablets and smart phones no matter how small or large your screen. check it out at 6abc.com anytime anywhere. low get a check of the weather with meteorologist chris sowers. hey, chris. >> reporter: it's cold out there, once again we go to sky 6. there's the view of the center city skyline. it's a quiet morning, temperatures are close to where they were yesterday at this time. we have snow flurries flying north and west of the city. fleetwood 28. same number for slatington him quakertown 29. warrington, 289. saint davids 27. oxford 26. chester 28.
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glassboro, 26. woodbine, 27 and hammonton, roughly 27, 28 degrees. the numbers are five, 6 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. double scan showing a few snow showers clipping the northern portion of the lehigh valley all this will push into the poconos over the next couple of hours. that will be about it. otherwise we're looking at mostly cloudy skies this morning, a graduate decrease in cloud cover this afternoon, stays chilly out there, normally we should be around 43 degrees, yesterday was a cold day, today will feel better, no winds it will it will not feel harsh. 42 degrees, doesn't feel like the holiday season this up coming week. we've five out of the seven days topping out at 50 degrees. i'll have the details, plus the christmas eve storm. eva. >> we have developing news out of the mayfair section of philadelphia. two gunman fire shots at the
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same bar. the action cam was outside the bar at cottman and cottage street. a man got into a domestic dispute and told to leave the bar. after he left, the bar door was locked. police say the man returned and fired several shots into the bar door and a bullet hit a man in the arm. else in the hospital. the gunman ran off. when police arrived, a second gunman approached the bar who was upset that his daughter was inside, he opened fire, police arrested him. >> i think the male was intoxicated, but still you got a guy coming here with police lights on and lots police cars at this location and a male comes in with two guns one in his hand and fired a shot. obviously it could have hit one of us or one of the witnesses. >> as you heard the officer say, the man had two guns on him. police do not know the identity
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of the other man. president obama condemned the assassination of two new york city police officers, both married, one a newlywed, the other a father leaving behind a 1-year-old boy. the officers were gunned down by a man upset over the death of eric garner. u.s. attorney general said eric holder said the act was an unspeakable act. we have more from our sister station in new york. >> reporter: this was madness on the streets of new york, two police officers shot and killed always they sat in their cruiser eating lunch. rafael ramos was a father and hulls.he wenjian liu was a newl. standing tall at attention, a
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crisp and final salute always the bodies of two police officers were driven away. two of their own, police officer rafael ramos, police officer wenjian liu two good young men who served their city proudly and gunned down in cold blood. >> they were on the streets of the city and worked to keep it safe every day and every night. >> it was chaos moments after the shooting, police blanketing the scene and trying to figure out on what happened on what had been a quiet saturday afternoon that turned to madness. >> i heard shooting. and then when i got here somebody was dead, police got shot. >> reporter: two police officers were shot and killed as they sat in the police vehicle eating lunch near the corner of thompson avenue and myrtle avenue. there was no confrontation, no words exchanged. police say 28 ismaaiyl brinsley shot two officers he had never met. >> clear this was an as nation
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of these -- assassination that these officers were shot execution style a despicable act that goes at the heart of our society and democracy. >> reporter: ismaaiyl brinsley ran to a nearby subway station and killed himself on the platform of the g train. earlier in the day he put this photo on instagram with a post that read i'm putting wings on pigs, they take one of our ours, they take two of theirs, with the hash tag shoot police. the weapon discovered at the shooting was found at the scene. >> we have never and never forget that mission well never forget the two young men who lost their lives today. >> reporter: police are investigating trying to figure
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out what caused all this, what led to all this, so far at least there doesn't seem to be a rational explanation. for channel 6 "action news" i'm jim dolan. >> reverend al sharpton, and the family of eric garner is not connected. the family of michael brown offered this statement. we reject any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement. it cannot be tolerated. we must work together to bring peace to the communities. >> the new york police department called the tragedy a horrible act of terror that solves nothing. kenneth moten has more from the philadelphia police department and the nypd ahead in the next half-hour. we're gathering more on the shootings of the officers in new york, a report is ahead on "g.m.a." after this news cast. >> it is up, it is good, five
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seconds left. >> eagles announcer merely reese with the call of the kick that was a kick in the gut, the eagles playoff hopes taking a serious blow with a last-second loss. the downer in washington, d.c. a was the eagles third straight loss, a win by the hated dallas cowboys today eliminates the birds from playoff contention and gives the boys the nfc title. next week, same issue. desean jackson burned his former club with two huge catches. despite that 1 penalties -- 13 penalties. the eagles had a chance to take the lead, mark sanchez threw another interception. ducis rogers was there for it all. >> reporter: in a span of three weeks, the eagles went from
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great to good to dire. they knew they blew it in this one. >> we had a chance to extend the lead and run away with the game, that's what happens, it doesn't matter who you playing that's what happens. >> we had too many crucial mistakes this didn't put us in a situation to win the games. >> reporter: the birds bring their season total to 35. >> every game you can't win games like that especially in situations like this. >> we have one game left we we have to get focused for the new york giants and have to win the game. the only thing we have control over is getting ready fore new york. >> the birds hope that dallas loses to indi so the game
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against the giants has meaning. with the birds in landover, i'm ducis rogers. >> back to breaking news, a huge apartment building fire in claymont, delaware, katherine scott is there, she has confirmed, that sadly this is a deadly blaze. "action news" is gathering more information. >> mohammed ali spends the night in the hospital. >> reporter: we have temperatures in the 30s it is stormy this weekend, it will likely impact your travel plans. i'll have the details when we come right back.
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>> we are following breaking news from claymont, delaware, at least one person is confirmed dead in a huge fire at the harbor house apartment complex on harbor drive. this is video from when the blaze hit its peak around 3:00. the fire is bursting out of the windows, katherine scott will have a live report in our next half-hour. changing gears here, let's get a check of the weather. it felt a little warmer than yesterday, i felt like. >> reporter: it's where we were yesterday. >> maybe wishful thinking.
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[laughter]. >> reporter: those of you -- this is a view of the philadelphia international airport. it's a chilly morning, temperatures are down in the 20s and 30s across the area. one thing we haven't dealt with over the last couple of days are the gusty winds. that's the good news out there this morning. once again, winds are calm. officially at the airport, we're sitting at 5 miles per hour out of the northwest. that gives us a windchill of 30. there's not too much difference there. dewpoint, 22. pressure 30.32 and that is rising. trenton, 29. poconos, 24. millville, 29 degrees. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing here's a far western suburbs through here, reading, allentown, the poconos, you can see a little bit of light snow showers or flurry activity pushing toward the east. northern portion of the lehigh
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valley, the poconos will pick up snow showers in the next hour or two, that's about it. all of that is racing off to the east. should be getting into places like allentown and the poconos in the next 25 or 30 minutes. satellite and radar, locked in pretty good, just a few peeks of sun. today we'll see a gradual increase in sun. as you look at the west, you can see the holes in the clouds, that's the drier air pushing east. the idea of the day the flavor of the day, starting out with clouds, gradual increase in sun as the day progresses and temperatures will be slightly milder than where they were yesterday. future tracker 6, i'll let this run through tuesday, so you can see the progression here, a couple of systems one to the south, another one approaching from the west. the two kind of converge on the delaware valley. you can see tuesday evening all this moisture is building. this is the christmas eve storm we'll see a huge area of low pressure here, all this moisture, this slug of moisture pull to the northeast. it will make for salute
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misser -- absolutely miserable conditions, tuesday, christmas day it gets out of here. that 48-hour stretch looks miserable. monday morning we'll see cloud cover out there. the rain will hold off until late in the day. until after 5:00 or 6:00. you will see moisture break out across the western suburbs, tuesday, tuesday a cloudy anne damp day, periods of drizzle and showers, wednesday, christmas eve that's when you see the heavy stuff pull on in. for today we'll see clouds giving way to sunshine. it will be chilly, but slightly milder than yesterday. 42 for the high in philadelphia. wilmington, 42. millville, 41. cape may, 41. trenton, 40. allentown, 39. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a nice moderating trend. 43 degrees monday, cloudy skies, that's the theme of the day.
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rain developing late after 5:00, 6:00. tuesday, light rain and drizzle, 52. christmas eve, rainy windy and mild, 60 degrees, christmas day, 50. friday, 50, saturday, 50 degrees and passing showers, not feeling like the holidays. >> the clock is ticking louder every hour for shoppers who are not finished with their holiday shopping. there are four days left for christmas and we're right in the middle of hanukkah, that makes the weekend a perfect storm for procrastinators. those who put off their shopping until the last minute, may be getting big deals. it was a disappointing black friday which is the busiest shopping day of the year. the holiday season is here,
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>> from our new jersey newsrom a ten-year-old boy an elderly woman were hurt in a fire in south jersey in salem last night. smoke an flames were pouring from the second floor when they arrived. the boy and woman are being treated in the hospital for smoke inhalation. the fire was started by accident, nothing supported.
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supporters, respects are calling for -- republicans are calling for people to go so the movie the interview. rance ebis. said we cannot let a foreign government dictate what we see. mohammedali is in the hospital with pneumonia. the 72-year-old is in stable condition and should have a short stay at the hospital.
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>> the eagles cough up another chance to move closer to a playoff berth, jeff skeverski has more. >> reporter: can you believe it? after a 9-3 start, the eagles are now on the verge of missing the playoffs. it is as simple as this. if dallas wins later today against indianapolis, the eagles are eliminated. ugly i loss last night. they come back, quarterback mark sanchez to riley cooper. eagles would tie it at 24. 96 seconds left. the eagles can win it, sanchez, picked off, wow! eagles have the most turnovers in football. sanchez has 13 since taking over for nick foles.
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redskins run down the clock. field goal gives the redskins a lead. one last shot, no time less, sanchez throw it up and the eagles need a prayer to make the playoffs. they need major luck to make the post season. >> you're not going to win a football game that way. left them on the field on third down where we got penalties of the like you had to stop 13 penalties and two turnover also isn't going to win football game in this league. >> you want to get it done, players had outstanding performances we had. >> it's frustrating. three weeks ago we were sitting pretty, now we need a lot of stuff to happen, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. >> now we hope and pray hope that dallas will help us out. here's how it looks, the only way the eagles can make the
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playoffs if dallas loses their final two regular season games if the eagles beat new york next week. so the cowboys can eliminate the eagles with a win or tie later today. desean jackson rubbing in it. >> get philly out of here! >> reporter: wow, jackson playing the role of the grinch perhaps pay back for the eagles cutting him. jackson had 126 yards receiving including two 50-yard catching. the eagles players have told him, they miss him all the time. >> flyers without steve mason because of a back injury. mason will see him tomorrow. flyers are scoring like this. jake borachek with four assists. borachek has the most points in hockey, flyers go on to score 7 times. they win 7-4.
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flowers in action later tonight in winnipeg. that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski have a good day!
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>> breaking news a heartbreaking scene playing out in claymont, delaware, overnight. flames devoured an apartment building. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is live near the ruins. the harbor house apartments on
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harbor drive, katherine. >> and eva, we're being told one person has died, at least one person has been injured and they are at the hospital. you can see this still remains a very active scene in claymont always firefighters continue to do their work. we are told the fire is still smoldering. they are trying to put out the hot spots. the fire caused a lot of damage. let's go to the video from earlier and you can see how heavy and widespread the flames are. it's the harbor house apartments on harbor drive in claymont. firefighters rescued one person from their apartment. the action cam captured a resident being helped down a ladder from the second floor. the fire started around 2:30 a.m. when fire crews arrived they were met with heavy flames. this is three-story building, 12 units in each buildings. flames were pouring out of the windows and shooting from the roof. the red cross is on the scene offering assistance. we're trying to firm up how many people were displaced.
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they think around 20. 24 units in these two buildings. this remain under investigation. fire investigators are on the scene to determine the cause of the fire. we received confirmation in the last half-hour one person has died. we don't know their identity at this point in time. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> it is now 6:31, nydia is off, let's check in meteorologist chris sowers for another check of the weather here. >> reporter: again, a little chilly out there this morning as we go live on sky 6. we are expecting temperatures to moderate a little bit, later this afternoon. if you're not a big fan of cold you're not in luck today. tomorrow looks better as we go live. there we go, we go live to sky 6. there's the view in old city. again, temperatures in the 20s and 30s not much of a breeze, a little bit of cloud cover. 31 in allentown. 30 in reading. lancaster, 27. trenton, 29. millville, showing 29. wilmington coming in at 29.
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dover about 31 degrees, most locations are right at the freezing point or slightly below. note the windchills, trenton, 29. philadelphia, 32, millville, 29 let's go back real quick those are the actual air temperatures, as well. there's not much difference here. there's much of a breeze, there's no harsh windchill to deal with. that's the good news, bad we have cloud cover out there there once again, that will keep the temperatures down. yesterday we topped out the 35 degrees. shooting for a high of 42. in the meantime this is storm tracker 6 live double scan, cloudy conditions out there, a few snow showers brushing our far north western suburbs getting into the lehigh valley and the poconos the won't amount to all that much. the forecast for today, lots of clouds early on, increasing sunshine as the day progresses that will allow the temperatures to climb. 9:00 a.m., 33. lunchtime, 38. 3:00 p.m., 42 degrees, oh, by
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the way, winter officially begins later this afternoon. this will be the shortest day of the year, longest night of the year, the angle of the sun will be the lowest in the sky. it will not feel like winter this week, we have 60s. eve be have a. >> two men were shot in norristown, the victim were airlifted to local hospitals, there's no word on their conditions or what led to the shooting. the gunman who ambushed and killed two new york city police officers had announced online he was planning to shoot officers. the shooting happened in brooklyn yesterday afternoon. investigator say a man named ismaaiyl brinsley walked up to a passenger window of a marked patrol car and opened fire. two officers were hit in the head. they are identified as rafael ramos and wenjian liu. earlier in the day, brins --
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ismaaiyl brinsley issued a warning he cited the killing of two unarmed black men he said if they take one of ours, let's take two of theirs. >> new york's finest were shot with no warning or provocation, they were simply assassinated, targeted for the uniform and for the responsibility they embraced to keep the people of new york city safe. >> ismaaiyl brinsley ran into a subway station where he shot himself. he is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend hours before. "action news" moat moat -- kenneth moten picks up the coverage. >> reporter: philadelphia police are on the alert after the killing of two new york city
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police officers. the tension and rhetoric has been increasing for months, demonstrators upset over the death of eric garner on statten island and ferguson teen michael brown at the hands of police. the shooting of nypd officers have officers scouring over antipolice statements made on social media by ismaaiyl brinsley one displayed with references to the hash tag shoot the police and references made to garner and brown. >> there's a strong antipolice and anticriminal justice system and the unfortunately aspect is that some people get caught up in this and go in this directions they should not. >> reporter: this is a a horribe act of terror and murdering a police officer is not the way to solve anything.
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it destroys the lives of these families that had absolutely nothing to do with the events taking place elsewhere. >> what we are seeing at this point in time this is unacceptable behavior of anybody to shoot innocent police officers. >> reporter: back here at king of prussia mall, the protest lasted an hour, it was peaceful upper merion police say there were no arrests. reporting in king of prussia kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> protesters crowded the huge mall of america in bloomington, minnesota. chanting black lives matter part of a police brutality protest that caused the mall to be shut down on one of the busiest shopping day of year. more than 3,000 people have taken part in the protest, 25 were arrested mainly on trespass
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charge also. people gathered in montgomery to remember the 6 family members killed in exemia recent murder spree, mourners reflected by the candle light in lower sal folder. that's where bradley stone killed his ex-wife nicole hill his mother and grandmother and three members of her sister's family were murdered at other locations. hill's nephew anthony slick was the only survivor. brad stone was found dead tuesday in pens bug be officials say stone and hill were in the middle of a custody dispute. in new castle county, investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a massive blaze. a fire engulfed this home in mill creek before 6:00. you can see the flames spread to one of the vehicles parked outside on the driveway. we are told the people inside escaped unharmed. one firefighter was treated on the scene for a minor injury. there's still much more to come on "action news," we're staying on top of breaking news,
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a massive fire ripping through an apartment building in delaware, that fire claimed at least one life. we have a crew on the ground right there seeking more information. sky6 live hd taking live look for us now, over the ben franklin bridge, meteorologist chris sowers is back next with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast.
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>> let's get a check of the weather now, it's starting to shape up to be a warmer week, not a week we wanted to be warm. >> reporter: i was going to say this is the week we wanted to be cold. let's go live on sky 6. let's show you what's going on out there. it's not warm right now, we have temperatures in the 20s and 30s. each and everyday this week the numbers will continue to climb and by christmas eve some locations could be in the 60s, believe it or not. if you're not a fan of the cold weather, hang in there, a couple of more days you'll think it's march. 32 degrees, dewpoint, 22. him winds out of the northwest at 5 miles per hour. pressure reading 30.32 inches. elsewhere we go, 31 in allentown. trenton, 29. for the most part everybody is below the freezing mark of 32. a little bit colder in the poconos. 24. lancaster, 27. dover, 31. a small breeze is making the windchill feel a degree or two colder than the numbers you saw there. not a big issue with the winds this morning.
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storm tracker 6 live double scan a couple of snow showers brushing our far western suburbs in the lehigh valley. poconos reporting a few flakes, as well. all this is starting to fizzle out. the air is pretty dry we're in the expecting anything in the city during the morning hours. if anything, we'll seen and creels in -- an increase in sun and decrease in cloud cover. future tracker 6 cloud cover on the decrease. later this afternoon, probably not going to break out in the full sun as this model is suggesting. we'll see mixed skies, clouds and sun, monday, whatever sun we see today, it will cloud over quickly. tomorrow morning is a cloudy day, it will be damp, we'll hold the moisture off until after sunset, 5:30, this model has the dry. i think you'll see blobs of green showing up on the radar by
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4:35. tomorrow. monday night, tuesday, same thing, cloudy and damp, periods of drizzle, maybe a passing shower, we get into wednesday, christmas eve, that's when the bigger event arrives that's when this storm right there coming out of the high plains starts drawing in all this moisture out of the gulf. watch what happens, all this moisture will be pulling into the mid atlantic and the northeast on christmas eve. along with the heavy rains comement milder temperatures. always the jet stream will look like this. the entire eastern seaboard will be on the milder side of the storm. snow will filet across the western great lakes and western portions of the tennessee and ohio valley. new england, vermont, new hampshire, maine, upstate new york, temperatures on the mild side with highs in the 50s and 60s. here's the earliestest call for christmas eve. looks good right now, rainy and
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windy, gusts up to 40 miles per hour. shooting for a high of 60 degrees christmas eve. christmas day, sunshine by afternoon, it will be windy out there, gusts 40 miles per hour. chris may day the normal high is 42. we're shooting for a high of 50. 0 so, again it's not feeling like the holidays, unfortunately this holiday season. decreasing clouds stays chilly, that's the forecasted high, winds out of the southwest partly cloudy and cold, 23 degrees, outlying suburbs, 28 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast it will be a cold start tomorrow, temperatures will take all day to get into the low 40s, it will be chilly to start, mild by afternoon, rain developing by 4:00, 5:00. tuesday, cloudy skies, periods of drizzle, passing showers, 52. wednesday, christmas eve it's a mess! rainy windy and mild, 60 degrees. christmas day, 50 windy.
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friday, 50, maybe a passing shower saturday and 50 degrees. next sunday, the pattern starts to change back to coal where it should be. >> yeah a week late. >> reporter: you should be loving this. >> for christmas, you want it to feel white and christmassy. >> reporter: you can fly to chicago. >> no thank you. cherry hill mall was opened for business, it was evacuated for a short time. light smoke was reported inside the michael ko are of -- kor store. it was reopened and an investigation on what caused the smoke is happening today. david muir has an inspiring story. >> reporter: #-- 3:00 a.m., in california. his mother is up in the middle
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of the night. he needs this cornstarch every two hours, jonah is one of five hundred children in the world that sulphurs from a rare liver disorder he is fighting dangerously low blood sugar. >> we hope we don't miss an alarm clock, because he could die. >> reporter: but soon help came from an unexpected place. en on the right his best friend dylan. $20 a copy every sent going to the florida lab where they are close to a cure for his best friend. >> i like to help my friend, that's the biggest chocolate bar. customers lining up to buy the book. all 60 states and 60 countries as far away with the book translated into porch geese.
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these children in texas buying the book and our cameras right there. dal atlantic raised -- dylan raised a million dollars. >> selling this book, raise $1 million. >> we called up the doctor leading the research team. guess what, we are at $1 million. >> reporter: the doctors saying when they get that break through, they want dylan and jonah right there, but right now he will be right next to his best friend. >> i hope it will mean he'll be all better for the rest of his life and not have to deal with it any more.
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>> happy sunday morning to to , as you wake up.
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sky6 live hd is taking a live look over old city. 39 degrees, chris sowers says it's chilly, but it's going to warm up in time for christmas. doesn't make sense, does it? we'll have the full forecast coming up. philadelphia police need help in identifying a john doe a man choked on food before he was brought to the hospital on december 12. he remains unconscious. anyone who recognizes this man should contact philadelphia police. well, two sisters are coming forward in the homes of finding the person who took their brothers life in summer in camden. here's rick williams with this morning's crime fighters report. ♪ >> he was a funny guy, he loved kids, he loved to joke and play with friends and family.
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>> reporter: 31 andrew perez is remembered fondly by his sisters. >> he was a fun-loving person, he kept people smiling and laughing. >> reporter: on friday, june 6, the father of four was out early in the morning. >> to this day i don't know why he was out that time of the day. >> reporter: after 3:00 a.m., perez was sitting in the driver seat of a silver honda civic at south 9th street. >> the car was crashed and located inside was an driewz perez. >> reporter: perez was shot multiple times. >> with a little bit of help from individuals and witnesses community members, we might be able to bring this one in. >> reporter: the citizens crime commission is administering a one thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. call 215-546-tips. all calls will remain anonymous.
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>> my family believes in the justice system and we believe this case will get solved. >> reporter: for crime fighters i'm rick williams. channel 6 "action news." so, your mom and i thought you might like this. my dad brought me out here when... anyway. ♪
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>> tragic update on our breaking news out of claymont, delaware, the action cam was at the harbor house apartment complex on harbor drive where a massive fire has taken the life of one person. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is there gathering information. she'll have a live report coming up. continue to follow the story on air and online at 6abc.com. it's just four days before christmas, and children at the children's hospital philadelphia are getting an early surprise thanks to the deptford township
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police department. "action news" reporter, wendy saltzman has the story. >> reporter: the donations continue up until the last minute, present pouring in filling up fire trucks and police cars with a little something special for children in the most need of something to smile about. >> not many people have a lot during this holiday season we need to give a lot more. >> reporter: with medical bills piling up, and families at chop struggle to make ends meet at christmas. >> they are stuck in the hospital. >> reporter: these families spent today giving up part of their holidays to give back to those in need. >> it will bring joy and happiness to them. >> reporter: some of these children at chop won't be able to to go home for christmas, so today the deptford township police and fire departments brought christmas here to them.
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as the fire truck and police cars pulled up, they rolled in 6 bin fulls of hundreds of toys. >> we love the kids, we are public servants and this is what it's about. we love what we do. >> reporter: officer bob jones was hospitalized when she was 10 months old. and today they are giving the toys in a way to give back. >> i'm giving toys, because some people don't have toys. >> reporter: this is the 8th year, the deptford township organized the toy drive. each year it gets bigger. members of the community are opening up their hearts and wallets to bring joy to deserving patients. >> it's nice to see how the community comes together and brings toys for the kids. >> reporter: in university city, wendy saltzman channel 6 "action news." >> a new underwater record was
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set by two educators in the florida keys spent 72 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes living under water. they conducted research in the evening and taught online classes. proud parents learned about the meaning of kwanzaa in germantown. they are invited to the celebration organized by the students. each and every student presented hand crafted gifts. gifts are given to reinforce personal growth and achievement which benefits the community. there's another hour of "action news" sunday morning straight ahead. here's some of the stories we're working on for you, breaking news, a fire devours an apartment building in delaware, this is now confirmed as a deadly fire new details coming in. also overnight a dispute,
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and then gunfire, a customer in a northeast bar caught in the middle of it all. plus a complete update from meteorologist chris sowers and accuweather. we'll be right back.
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>> we are following breaking news this morning, fire tragedy overnight in claymont, delaware. at least one life is lost an
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apartment building gone wiped away by an inferno overnight. "action news" was there as firefighters battle the the blaze. homes, everything the people own is gone right here in the heart of the holiday season. katherine scott is live near the ruins the harbor house apartments on harbor drive, katherine. that's right, eva, we did talk to the fire chief. we have updated information, he did confirm that one person has died and one person was taken to the hospital to be evaluated, christiana hospital is where the person is right now. we don't know the extent of the injuries. fire crews remain on the scene. the fire is smoldering and the fire investigation is underway here. let's go to the video from earlier where you can see the blaze tearing through the homes overnights these are fierce intense flames. you can see firefighters rescuing a person from their apartment. that was the person who have taken to the hospital.

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